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Old 12-03-2020, 05:12 PM   #11
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I'm used to doing WRIAD (White Rim In A Day) by bike, but I thought it might be fun to have my wife follow me in the van with my daughters next year. I think Murphy's Hogback (going clockwise) might freak her out, but the van should do just fine out there in my mind's eye.
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Old 12-03-2020, 06:38 PM   #12
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Iíve been following chad for a long time as well. Heís an OG YouTuber van guy and charges pretty hard in his 2wd VW !

Is his 2wd Van gonna be much more capable than a lifted Ford 2wd? I have a feeling it would..
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Old 12-03-2020, 08:10 PM   #13
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was that obstacle that freaked him out really that big of a deal? didnt look like that bad to me, but haven't been there either.

wish he would have had the camera on the van instead of stationary like he did after that section so you had a little better perspective. either way, area looks amazing. hope i can see it with my own eyes someday.
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Old 12-03-2020, 08:56 PM   #14
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On the flip side, I knew a guy who would go wheeling along with a bunch of us Broncos, but he drove a VW powered 2wd dune buggy. A neat trick and partially successful due to the low weight of his vehicle, but at the same time he used a lot of throttle which sometimes resulted in negative effects to the trail. 4wd does make it much easier to use the minimal amount of necessary throttle making it easier on both the vehicle and the trail.


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Old 12-04-2020, 04:23 PM   #15
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As I said in the OP, I hugely aspire to this road someday. In September we took my 2WD EB to Toroweep on the North Rim. Aired down to about 35, we got through all of it except the last small push before the campground. We parked and walked the rest of the way. That was the limit for us in my unlifted van. With a lift we could have done it w/o 4wd, no problem. I wonder how these two spots compare to that...looks worse.
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